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Human and Organisational Factors

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Managing the interactions between people, plant and process in safety critical industries is vital in reducing the risk of major accident occurrence and preventing occupational injuries.

Human Factors is concerned with the "fit" between the user, the equipment and the environment. It takes into account capabilities and limitations of people, thereby ensuring that tasks, system functions, information and the environment are optimised to prevent occupational injuries or reduce the risk of a major accident. 

At Genesis we work closely with our clients and align with best practice industry approaches and standards. Our technical work is supported by recognised human factors methodologies, tailored to suit the asset lifecycle stage and client requirements, with the aim of meeting the following objectives: 

  • Designing safer systems  

  • Reducing or eliminating opportunities for human error 

  • Improving operator effectiveness 

  • Improving usability and satisfaction 

  • Achieving more cost-effective operations 

  • Preventing incidents or accidents. 

Our experience in human factors encompasses every stage of the asset lifecycle on both upstream and downstream projects, including life extensions and brownfield projects. We provide our clients with design support and operational advice including: 

  • Development of guidance materials on human factors 

  • Task analysis 

  • Engineering activities during FEED, detailed design and construction, which focus on human factors 

  • Human reliability studies 

  • Training needs analysis 

  • Safety culture assessments